Correct Answer - Option 2 : 12

**Calculation:**

Given: the average of the three positive integers p, q, and r is 10

So, p + q + r = 30 ....(1)

Given that p ≤ q ≤ r and the median of three numbers is p + 2

So, q = p + 2

Now, p + q + r = 30

⇒ p + p + 2 + r = 30

⇒ r = 28 - 2p

q ≤ r

⇒ p + 2 ≤ 28 - 2p

⇒ 3p ≤ 26

⇒ p ≤ 8 (since it must be an integer)

Maximum value of p = 8

Maximum value of q = p + 2 = 8 + 2 = 10

Put the value of p and q in equation (1), we get

Minimum value of r = 30 - 10 - 8 = 12

So the maximum values of p & q are 8 and 10, making the minimum value of r is 12.